The price of shares “matters” to the younger generation, and companies need the young group of demographic investors to be counted as shareholders, the CNBC host said.
“We know what happens after the split,” he said. “This new cohort of investors, those who like low value stocks, are going to start buying and owning these blue chip names rather than the damn penny stocks. ”
Large-cap companies “ignore” the small investor, and Cramer said this was a mistake. After all, retail investors are often “more stable shareholders” compared to hedge funds which are known to offer “no loyalty,” he said.
10 shares to divide: Cramer’s list of 10 stocks that should be split to attract a larger investor base includes:
Giant of e-commerce and distribution Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).
Parent company Google and YouTube Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL).
Casual fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG).
Streaming video company Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX).
Chip maker Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA).
Fast growing cloud game Adobe Inc (NASDAQ: ADBE).
Wholesaler Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST).
Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD).
Social media giant Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB).
Tech giant and cloud company Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT).
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